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What is a Vanity Site?

A site that throws caution to the wind............
Uses bandwidth with reckless abandon.............
Is created with sheer beauty in mind................

Caution


Quality Art means long download!
But it will be well worth the wait !

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I especially love the art on this page........
it is my hope you will enjoy it too...............

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First Kiss

Bessie Pease Gutmann
Is one of Americas foremost illustrators of children.
Forty years after her death she remains a favorite of the world.
Her insite into the tenderness, humor and innocence of childhood
is displayed in all of her work.

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Two angels met one day in Heaven above,
Two kindred souls, attuned to perfect bliss,
Attaracted by subtle powers of love
Lips greeted lips, and thus was born a kiss.
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And since that time, on Earth as in Heaven,
Whenever faithful lovers meet or part,
Fond lips touch lips, a fervent kiss is given,
That seals the vows of each devoted heart.

~author unknown~

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Birth of Venus
William-Adolphe Bouguereau
(1825-1905)
Was a student of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He completed over
seven hundred pictures during his lifetime. The picture above is
a very popular reproduction but it's rare indeed to find someone
who knows the name of the artist responsible for it.
Musee D'Orsay, Paris

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The Food of Love
Constantine Makowsky

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The Awakning of Adonis
John William Waterhouse
(1849-1917)
An English painter. Early in his career he painted Greek and
Roman subjects, but in the 1880s he turned to literary themes, he
painted in a distinctive, dreamily romantic style. Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, his work is quite different..................
rich and sensuous. His other well known works are
"The Lady of Shallot" and "Hyllas and the Nymphs" pictured below.

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Hyllas and the Nymphs

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If you want to visit other
wonderful Pre-Rafaelite
sites here are two.
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The opening painting is a detail of :
"Naissance de Venus"
Alexandre Cabanel
(1823 - 1889)
French painter, the winner of the Prix de Rome in 1845, he ranked
as one of the most successful and influential academic painters
of the period and one of the sternest opponents of the Impressionists.
The painting pictured is his most known work and typical of the
slick and titillating (but supposedly chaste) nudes at which he exelled.
Musee D'Orsay, Paris

It was cropped and altered in Photoshop 4.0 to fit the java applett.

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